New cash handout scheme the flavour of the day
A new subsidy scheme, “Mor33 Rao Rak Kan” (Section33 We Love Each Other), which opened for online registration on Sunday, became the most popular trend on Twitter in the morning.
The scheme offers Bt4,000 via the Pao Tang application. The subsidies will cost the government Bt37.1 billion and will be overseen by the Labour Ministry to help people cope with the economic impact of Covid-19.
The subsidy can be availed of by Thai nationals who do not hold a state welfare card, have not joined the Rao Chana (We Win) scheme and have less than Bt500,000 in savings.
The government expected 9.27 million people to be eligible to receive subsidies under the scheme.